Dark Mirror Ov Tragedy are a band from South Korea that plays a very symphonic form of black metal with some elements of goth and classical music and this is a review of their 2019 album "The Lord Of Shadows" which will be released on January 22nd by Sliptrick Records.
A very avant g arde and classical sounding intro starts off the album while also introducing keyboards and symphonic elements onto t he recording which also mixes in with the heavier sections of the songs. Operatic choirs can also be heard briefly as well as some classical guitars which are also used on later tracks.
Vocals are mostly aggressive sounding black metal screams while the heavier riffing also adds in a great amount of melody. Most of the tracks are very long and epic in length. When guitar solos and leads are brought into the music they are done in a very melodic style while also adding in a neo-classical touch.
Blast beats are also added into the faster sections of the music while clean playing can be heard in some parts of the recording as well as some violins also being utilized at times, When female vocals are brought into t he music they are done in more of a soprano style which also expands on the classical influence of the bands musical style.
Elements of goth are also added into the music at times while some of the solos and leads also adopt a more modern atmospheric black metal style in some parts of the music. All of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with some death metal growls also being heard briefly. The songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are a concept album based upon a story of a man who becomes the Lord Of Shadows himself and his journey to rule the world of a dark mirror.
In my opinion Dark Mirror Ov Tragedy are a very great sounding symphonic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Chapter II. Possession" and "Chapter V. I Am The Lord Of Shadows". 8/5 out of 10.